How Curiosity Plays A Role In Achieving Self-Awareness With Dr. Rebecca Heiss

TTL 802 | Achieving Self Awareness

How Curiosity Plays A Role In Achieving Self-Awareness With Dr. Rebecca Heiss

Understanding oneself is one of the most important keys to growth and success. Unfortunately, many people don’t pay that much attention to achieving self-awareness, which hinders them from attaining bigger things and meaningful people connection. Dr. Diane Hamilton delves into this complicated yet colorful topic with keynote speaker and author, Dr. Rebecca Heiss. Together, they talk about how being curious can get you out of your comfort zone and “bite the lemon,” opening yourself up to feedback, change, and communication. Dr. Rebecca also explains how people can take advantage of her 360 self-awareness application, icueity, when getting into the journey of knowing oneself even deeper and embracing weaknesses at all levels.

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TTL 799 | Creating Culture

Creating An Organizational Culture Of Learners And Innovators With Mary Fedewa

The culture of a company plays a big part in its overall success. This has never been more true with the COVID-19 pandemic we’re in, where, now more than ever, we need team members who are in great relationships with each other, no matter their separation with the current remote work setting. But where do you start building a strong culture in your organization? Dr. Diane Hamilton sits down with Mary Fedewa to give us the answers. As President, and Chief Operating Officer of STORE Capital, leading the servicing function and guiding staffing and organizational structures, Mary has the wisdom and experience to share with us how she has helped create a learning environment within her organization and how she is maintaining it. She taps into the changes COVID has brought to the working environment and why it is needed to have a culture that supports innovation. Dr. Hamilton then takes the hot seat to take us deeper into the importance of curiosity to avoid status quo thinking—a trait which is particularly helpful in this uncertain time where innovation is most needed and high valued.

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TTL 798 Mark Victor Hansen | The Power Of “Ask”

The Power Of “Ask” With Mark Victor Hansen And Crystal Dwyer Hansen

There is one area of life in which little children constantly outperform most of us – and that is their uncorrupted ability to ask what, when, where, why and how. It’s the greatest tragedy that we lose that ability once we become adults, just when we need it the most. Reconnecting with this primal curiosity can become the greatest transformational tool that you will get to learn (or relearn, in this case). Both prolific and brilliant authors in their own right, Mark Victor Hansen and Crystal Dwyer Hansen join forces to bring us a new book that will teach you how to use the power of asking as a bridge from your dreams to your destiny. Co-authoring a book is a unique challenge on its own, even for those of Mark and Crystal’s caliber, but they pulled it off to churn out what may be one of the best personal development texts to come out of 2020. Listen in as they share the three biggest questions you need to ask yourself now and other actionable tidbits of wisdom in this conversation with Dr. Diane Hamilton. 

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TTL 771 | Neuroscience Of Learning

The Neuroscience Of Learning With Stella Collins

Curiosity and fear are even more closely related than we ever thought they were. In fact, they are both registered in the nucleus accumbens and it depends where dopamine hits your nucleus accumbens as to what you feel. Did this make you even more curious? Then this episode is something you don’t want to miss. Dr. Diane Hamilton interviews the co-founder and Chief Learning Officer at Stellar Labs, one of the Brain Ladies, and author of Neuroscience for Learning and Development, Stella Collins, about all things neuroscience, brain, and learning. They dive deep into emotional, interpersonal, and intrapersonal intelligence, the learning revolution and our DNA model, and teaching soft skills. Stella also talks about how mindfulness helps and what changes are happening in learning and development since the book. Tune into this discussion to gain more interesting insights about learning, whether that be in the context of work, school, and more.

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TTL 766 | Digital Transformation

Leading The World In Digital Transformation With Vladimer Botsvadze

As the world goes through an unprecedented digital transformation, more and more people are starting to realize how much power they can actually wield from their fingertips. Most of us have witnessed how the internet, social media, and mobile technology overtook all other forms of social and business interaction in just a few decades, and this transformation is only starting! Leading the world in this revolution is Vladimer Botsvadze, a globally-renowned, multi-awarded thought leader, social media influencer, digital marketing consultant, professor, keynote speaker, and media personality. Join in as Dr. Diane Hamilton picks his brain on several topics, including digital transformation, the role of curiosity, succeeding during the digital age, and social media strategies. This episode is going to be bombshell after bombshell of valuable and relevant information that you don’t want to miss!

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TTL 764 | Diversity And Inclusion

Railroading Diversity And Inclusion Through Servant Leadership With Roquita Coleman-Williams And Planting Seeds Of Curiosity With Emily Mishler

You wouldn’t think it possible for a little girl to dream about being a railroad professional, but that childhood fascination turned out to be the future for Roquita Coleman-Williams. With her unique leadership experience in an industry traditionally dominated by men, Roquita soon had herself thrust upon the TEDx stage as a thought leader in diversity and inclusion. Joining Dr. Diane Hamilton for this interview, Roquita discusses how servant leadership can strategically bridge the inclusion gap in organizations, how change can start from the middle and how to achieve sustained cultural change. Roquita is one remarkable woman who has a knack of finding herself in places where she “isn’t supposed to be” and challenging the status quo. Listen in and partake of her wisdom and experience.

“Curiosity killed the cat,” as the old wives’ tale would have it, but that age-old “wisdom” misses the point of curiosity being a catalyst for change. Emily Mishler is on a mission to challenge this outdated way of thinking by planting seeds of curiosity among the new generation. Out of that passion was born Esmè the Curious Cat, a children’s book series that inspires future generations to be the change that they wish to see. Going by the penname of Em Valentine, Emily created a character that is a reflection of herself but also of a bigger movement towards promoting curiosity and creative thinking. Listen in as she shares the genesis of Esmè and some revelations of future directions with Dr. Diane Hamilton.

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TTL 760 | The Leadership Challenge

The Leadership Challenge: Top Qualities And Best Practices Of A Top Performing Leader With Jim Kouzes

The world has changed a lot since the classic bestseller, The Leadership Challenge was first published in the early 1980s, but the core principles of good leadership remain essentially the same. Leadership qualities like honesty, credibility and openness to feedback are so evergreen that further research only tends to solidify their truth and relevance. Join Dr. Diane Hamilton as she engages in an amazing discussion with the book’s co-author, Jim Kouzes. Jim brings us up to speed about the updates to the book in its upcoming 7th edition, as well as some of the amazing academic work that he and his colleagues are doing at the Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University. One of the interesting things you’ll learn from this conversation is that only one in a million people do not have some leadership ability. If by any chance you are one of those people, that would be the only reason why you shouldn’t listen to this.

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TTL 716 | Successful Leadership

Successful Leadership, Strategizing, And The Value Of Learning With David Cote

Successful leadership takes a lot of hard work in terms of learning and building relationships with the people in the organization. One such successful leader is David Cote. David learned the value of constant learning and being a situational leader to his teams from his decades of experience as a corporate executive in some of the biggest names in the business world. He currently serves as the Executive Chairman at Vertiv Holdings Co., a global data center, products, and services provider. David was also a former CEO for the industrial giant Honeywell and a holder of several key positions in General Electric, where he served for over twenty years. Here on the show with Dr. Diane Hamilton, he shares his journey from being a confused youngster to becoming the CEO of an industrial giant. As a bonus, the anecdotes of his time with the late Jack Welch at GE are a gem you surely don’t want to miss.

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TTL 706 | Momentum

How Momentum Affects Society And The Economy With Mike Berland

Our typical understanding of momentum stems back from a scientific standpoint. In this episode, Dr. Diane Hamilton’s guest, Mike Berland, explains how there is more to this quantifiable motion than meets the eye. Mike is the Founder and CEO of Decode_M, a research and analytics firm that decodes data into momentum for its clients. In this discussion, he ties his knowledge and ideas with the COVID-19 crisis and links momentum to business and politics, noting how organizations and leaders are driving their brands and communities with their own versions of transformation. Dive deeper into momentum and how it ties to curiosity and so much more in this insightful conversation.

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The Power of Perception in Organizations

As leaders strive to improve their corporate cultures, they often neglect to recognize a pivotal contributor to the success or failure of their organizations. The most effective leaders understand the value of perception. When we hear that word, we might think of an Internet meme of whether we see the blue or gold dress. Or, we might envision a picture with two circles that fool us into thinking they are different sizes. However, perception is much more than just how we see things. If we incorporate our intellect (IQ), emotions (EQ), culture (CQ), and curiosity (CQ2), we get our perception quotient (PQ). Through understanding the value of perception, leaders can tap into their employees’ abilities to improve communication and develop awareness by asking questions, which leads to developing empathy and interpersonal skills. Without recognizing the interconnection of these crucial components, organizations can miss opportunities to improve partnerships, expand into new markets, build innovation, and become a key player in a global economy. Because of this, there has never been a more critical time to develop our perceptual awareness. That begins with understanding the process.

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